Struggle continues to get Europe’s new patent regime over the line
The long-gestating Europe-wide patent, due to arrive at the start of 2015, is late. There remains uncertainty over the fees and the strength of the unified patent court, but EPO head Benoît Battistelli says don’t rush to judgement
Juncker presents slimmed-down priorities for 2015
Reform of the EU Emissions Trading System and review of genetically modified organisms and copyright laws on the slate for next year
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Incessant talk of a North-South R&D divide is not baseless but it’s becoming tired. It is time to try and change things says Carlos Zorrinho, Brussels’ quiet revolutionary
VIDEO: EU emissions trading system must be extended and strengthened
Europe’s carbon market is not dead in the water, but rather a work in progress, says Andreas Loeschel, who advises Chancellor Angela Merkel on overhauling Germany’s energy mix
Memo to Juncker: Plan how to benefit from scientific data sharing
An expert panel urges the new European Commission to reap the economic benefits of science on-line
Juncker presents slimmed-down priorities for 2015
Reform of the EU Emissions Trading System and review of genetically modified organisms and copyright laws on the slate for next year
Latest European Research Council grants see 328 scientists win up to €2M each
Three out of four Starting grants go to young researchers hosted by Germany, UK, France, the Netherlands, Israel and Spain. There are no grants going to Switzerland
Europe stalling in innovation race
China and the US set the pace on patent filings in 2013, while the number of patent applications received by the European Patent Office fell

Bologna: The first artificial molecular pump powered by light
Researchers at University of Bologna designed the first self-assembling molecular motor capable of converting light energy into work. The study was published in Nature Nanotechnology.
Three universities teamed up for a joint procurement
Special emphasis was put on good usability in the selection process of the new research information management system.
ETH and University of Zurich launch Wyss Translational Center Zurich
ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are founding a new translational research centre at the interface of medicine, science and engineering: the Wyss Translational Center Zurich. A USD 120 million donation from Dr. h.c. mult. Hansjörg Wyss to the two Zurich universities is making this possible. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the new centre aims to accelerate the development and application of innovative medical therapies and groundbreaking robotic systems.




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